We arrange workshops with professional presenters, for donkey owners and donkey lovers, for Veterinarians, Inspectors and Animal Health Technicians, etc., from e.g. the SPCA, Cart Horse Protection Association, Department of Agriculture and other organizations.
Recent workshops, presented by a vet from the UK, were attended by delegates from as far away as Malmesbury and Mossel Bay.
CPD points for Vets
As in many professions, the governing body of the Veterinary profession in South Africa, the SA Veterinary Council (SAVC), requires its registered members to accumulate a certain number of Continued Professional Development (CPD) points every year. The SAVC strictly controls and vets the activities that are accredited to provide CPD points.
We are delighted to announce that our workshop for vets in March 2012 was given accreditation by the SAVC for CPD points. To our knowledge this is the first time that any donkey-related activity has been accredited, and the first time that an organization such as ours has been recognized as a provider. This must enhance the status of donkeys and the Sanctuary in the eyes of the veterinary profession, and certainly promotes the welfare of donkeys. Further workshops that we have run have also been awarded CPD points.
Our education project has produced a substantial teacher’s and parent’s resource pack using donkeys as the theme. This pack is currently available in English and Afrikaans and gives information and worksheets (with answers) for Grades 1 to 6 focusing on language and mathematics.
The resource pack, Donkey Nibbles is intended for the primary school classroom. It includes information, pictures, stories, poems and worksheets, all on the theme of donkeys. The pack can be used in every grade throughout the primary school as there is something for everyone.
This second edition of the resource pack has been aligned to the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). It upholds the CAPS emphasis on teaching language in an integrated way and through a text-based approach.
All the materials and answer sheets are downloadable from this website.